On 2009-10-06 10:20, Richard Shockey wrote:
The Utility Industry does not understand the current IPv4 number exhaust
problem and the consequences of that if they want to put a IP address on
every Utility Meter in North America.
Ironic, really, since IP addresses for every streetlight was one of
the favourite examples in the IPng days.
Let me quote from RFC 1673 "Electric Power Research Institute Comments on IPng",
Member of Technical Staff
Advanced IT Group
Electric Power Research Institute
Palo Alto CA 94303
"2. Basic Requirements.
The addressing scheme must have essentially an unlimited address
space to encompass an arbitrarily large number of information
objects. Specifically it must solve the fundamental limitations
of 32 bit formats, a format for 20 octets and above is considered
(The document was biased towards OSI addressing.)
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